Bad news for Newcastle, as the BBC is reporting that a potential Newcastle loan player through the end of the season, Aston Villa striker Marlon Harewood, broke a foot in training and will be out of action for up to three months.
Marlon Harewood – breaks foot
Harewood, 30, had a decent loan spell at Newcastle and scored 5 goals for the Magpies, and was an easy option to return to Newcastle for the rest of the season on loan.
That will not happen now.
The striker will have surgery on the metatarsal injury, which he suffered in training and faces being sidelined for much of the rest of the season.
Marlon’s contract runs out on June 30th, and loses the chance to impress for the remainder of the season.
It will be interesting to see who Newcastle will now turn to as a striker option in the last 7 days of the January transfer window.